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Joy - I cover similar issues here in the San Joaquín Valley, and have often been tempted to do my own testing. It seems like it was challenging... more »
Hi Barbara: I just blogged about a sorta-similar project here in the San Joaquin Valley. The San Joaquin Valley Cumulative Health Impacts... more »
Wow - that's a great story. It is amazing to think that a fuel-efficient stove could provide so many benefits to communities - and to the... more »
Emily: I'm really interested to read your stories about the colonias in Texas! I'm a health reporter in California's San Joaquin Valley, where... more »
Thanks for writing this important story and for sharing some of your reporting tools! I'm a reporter in Fresno, and think it's a true ... more »
Don't worry, Barbara. I got fed up with NetVibes after about 15 minutes :) But I did set up a Google Reader page, so that's a start! Thanks... more »
That soccer angle sounds very interesting!! I've read/heard quite a bit about concussions, but had not heard about the push for soccer players... more »

Awards and Updates

McClatchy President's Award for Special Projects - awarded by McClatchy Company
Honored for series of stories on Kettleman City's environmental justice fight

I recently received the George F. Gruner Prize for Meritorious Public Service in Journalism, a McClatchy Company President's Award, and an honor from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists for my three-part series on the Kettleman City community's fight for health and environmental justice.

 

Rebecca Plevin's Blog

New hepatitis C treatments are both staggeringly effective and expensive. This has sparked a... more »
posted 12/03/15
When some youth journalists report on environmental health issues impacting their own communities... more »
posted 03/20/13
Just how well is California doing transitioning children from the outgoing Healthy Families low... more »
posted 03/07/13

Rebecca Plevin's Latest Comments

Posted by rebeccaplevin | Thursday, 2012-01-05, 11:44
Joy - I cover similar issues here in the San Joaquín Valley, and have often been tempted to do...
Posted by rebeccaplevin | Monday, 2010-11-15, 11:45
Hi Barbara: I just blogged about a sorta-similar project here in the San Joaquin Valley. The San...
Posted by rebeccaplevin | Tuesday, 2010-09-28, 10:14
Wow - that's a great story. It is amazing to think that a fuel-efficient stove could provide...

Rebecca Plevin's Work

The Los Angeles Department of Health Services will start approving hepatitis C drugs for active IV drug users. Until now, the department had withheld approval for anyone who had not been drug-free for at least six months.
"It's our obligation to offer treatment in a manner that's rational and logical," said the county's chief medical officer. "We identify the individuals for initial treatment right now, based on how we can offer the most care to the most people, who are going to benefit from it the most now."

How one reporter "fell down a data rabbit hole" while investigating how many Medicaid patients were denied costly hep C drugs, and what she'll do differently next time.

Collaborative Reporting

Community members are invited to attend Valley Fever Research Day Saturday at the UCSF Fresno... more »